We’d like to argue that a good sex scene in a feature film is far more titillating than porn can ever be. Emotional investment in the characters coupled with the magic of some expert editing, is far more effective than the internet’s plethora of low-rent pumping and grinding.

But this list isn’t about steamy scenes that set pulses racing. Our ten most iconic sex scenes have been chosen for the indelible impression they leave on the viewer – for better or worse. As some of our choices demonstrate, a carefully crafted carnal scene can even have a wider effect on society. Although others are just plain weird (see True Blood).

If you’re sitting in a busy office as you read this then we recommend saving the videos for after-hours. If not, then sit back and savour some S.E.X.

 

Art & Culture

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Art & Culture

Watching the week

Published on 23 November 2014

We premiere Sunless 97′s collaboration with visual artist Daniel Swan, and then offer you a stellar cast of trailers, music videos and a return of some classic Jimmy Kimmel.